Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a typical gujarati dish.It is also prepared in Maharashtra and other parts of India with different names.In Maharashtra it is known as Dal phal/Varan phal/Chakolya.
In this post I' ve published the recipe of Dal Dhokli which was taught to me by Mrs.Sonal ,my neighbour in Ahmedabad.
Dal Dhokli is a wholesome meal and can be had alone.
Tur Dal 1 cup
Wheat flour 2 cups
Oil 3 Tbsps
Red chilli Powder to taste
Turmeric/Haldi 1 tbsp
Hing/Asafoetida/Perungayam 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds/Til/Ellu 1 Tbsp
Ajwain/Ova/Omam 1 tbsp
Dhaniya powder 1 tbsp
Jira Powder 1 tbsp
Garam Masala powder to taste
Tamarind 1 lemon size
Jaggery 2 Tbsps
For seasoning
Oil 2 Tbsps
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Whole Red Chillies
1.Pressure cook Tur Dal with little haldi in Cooker.After that mash it well.Add more water,little asafoetida,Curry leaves,Salt,Red chilli powder in Dal.The consistency should be watery as shown in the photo.Cook Dal in Sim flame.

2.Add Water in Tamarind and make a thick Tamarind pulp and add it to the Dal ,let it cook well.
3.Mix Wheat flour,oil,salt,Chilli powder,Dhaniya powder,Turmeric,Hing,Jira powder,Ajwain,Til and add little water to knead the dough.finally add little oil and knead once again.The dough should be thick in consistency as we prepare for puris.

4.Roll the dough with a rolling pin little thicker than chappatti and cut into small pieces with a knife or shankarpali cutter.

5.Put the small pieces into the Dal one by one and cook it in sim mode.When it is half cooked ,add garam masala powder,dhaniya powder,Jira powder.

6.After the wheat flour pieces are completely cooked add jaggery.

7.In a small kadai,heat oil,add mustard seeds,jira, little methi seeds,hing,red chillies,curry leaves and add to the Dal Dhokli.

8.Serve hot with little ghee.

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